Irving Real Estate Information

Famous as the old home to the renowned Dallas Cowboys, Irving, Texas, is a large suburban city in Dallas County. In 2006 it was estimated to be home to a population of more than 201,000. The city is a huge corporate and industrial hub for the region, with many businesses and office and retail centers. Residents here have a median annual household income estimated at around $45,000, and the selection of real estate is quite varied, offering large homes, condos and apartment properties to fit every budget.

The city was founded in 1903 and is rumored to have been named after author Washington Irving, an alleged favorite of one of the wives of the town's founders. The city incorporated just a decade later in 1914 and began to grow. The University of Dallas in Irving opened in 1956, and several manufacturers opened locations in the city, followed by retail, financial and transportation companies in the '60s. The Dallas Cowboys's former home, Texas Stadium, was finished in 1971. Today, the city is in the midst of developing a 40-acre tract that will be the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, expected to be completed in 2010.

Several companies have headquarters in Irving, including Chuck E. Cheese's, Commercial Metals, ExxonMobil, Kimberly-Clark, Michaels Stores, Omni Hotels and Nokia. The city's top 10 employers, all of which have more than 1,400 workers include: Verizon; Citigroup, Inc.; Citigroup Credit Company; Nokia; Central Freight Lines; Abbott Laboratories; Aegis Communications; Baylor Medical Center; First Horizon Home Loans; and Accenture, LLP.

Most of the city is served by the Irving Independent School District, though some residents, depending on location, may be served by the Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Coppell independent school districts. Private schools in Irving include the all-boys Cistercian Preparatory School, the PK-12 Highlands School, the PK-12 Islamic School of Irving, and K-8 schools St. Luke's, Stone Gate Christian Academy, North Hills Prep and Holy Family of Nazareth. The city has many bus routes connecting points in the city and around it, and there are two stops in the city on the Trinity Railway Express train, which connects to the Fort Worth area.